Chocolate madeleines with white chocolate icing

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins plus cooling and 1 hr chilling


makes 12 (or 24 mini madeleines)

Give the classic French dessert a modern twist with these pretty mini mocha madeleines. These easy cakes are the perfect treat for afternoon tea

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (12)

  • kcal152
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 100g butter, plus extra for the tin



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 85g plain flour
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, separated



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 2 tsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 ½ tbsp coffee granules
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 15g demerara sugar
  • 25g white chocolate
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

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    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and butter a 12-hole madeleine tin or a 24-hole mini madeleine tin. In a small pan, heat the butter over a medium heat until frothy and golden with a nutty aroma. Leave to cool.

  2. Sieve the flour and cocoa into a large bowl, then stir in the egg yolks, honey, coffee, melted butter and both sugars. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold into the cocoa mix.

  3. Spoon the mixture into the tin, half-filling each of the madeleine holes. Chill in the fridge for 1 hr.

  4. Bake for 7 mins if using a 24-hole mini madeleine tin, or for 10-12 mins if using a 12-hole tin. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

  5. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in short bursts, then drizzle over the madeleines.

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